Lemon Dessert Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1 cup

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
While this sauce makes a wonderful topping for angel food cake, it's also great as a glazed for roasted chicken with some thyme or rosemary...or swirled in to a homemade cheesecake.—Connie Jurvevich, Atmore, Alabama


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • Angel food or pound cake


  1. In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in butter, lemon juice and zest. Cook over simmering water for 10-12 minutes or until mixture reaches 160° and is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Serve chilled over the cake.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 241 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.